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Stand Alone Module

Diabetes Management: An Interprofessional Approach

30 Credits

One semester
Start Dates:
September and February
one study day every two weeks
Uxbridge Campus
Available on request
Key Contact:
The Enquiries Team
01494 603 171

Is this course suitable for me?

This 30 credit module is open to all nurses and health care practitioners providing clinical services and care to people with diabetes in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings in the NHS and independent sector.


This module represents a short course for health care practitioners to study the care of patients with diabetes. The module is offered at level 6 and affords you the opportunity to build upon existing knowledge and study the nature of diabetes mellitus in greater depth, including its impact on the patient and family. You’ll then be able to realistically appraise the knowledge with respect to its value in practice.


  • Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus and Anatomy
  • Physiology and Disordered Physiology Pharmacology of Type 1 and 2 Diabetes
  • Investigations, diagnosis and management of diabetes
  • Blood glucose monitoring and Insulin therapy
  • NICE guidelines
  • Local guidelines,
  • National Service Frameworks for Diabetes and its implementation
  • Complications of diabetes and their prevention
  • Wound management and the diabetic foot
  • Psychological and socio-cultural issues in Diabetes
  • Health Promotion in diabetes
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Inter-professional collaboration in diabetes management and the expert patient’s perspectives of diabetes
  • Diabetes across the life span
  • Diabetes in children
  • Adolescents and the elderly
  • Diabetes in pregnancy and future trends in diabetes management

What will I learn?

On successful completion of the module, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the epidemiology, aetiology and pathology of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and the impact on the health of the individual.
  2. Critically analyse the therapeutic management of Type1 and Type 2 Diabetes: Blood Glucose Monitoring, Oral and Insulin therapies.
  3. Critically examine the role of the inter-professional team in the management and care of clients with diabetes in the hospital and community setting.
  4. Critically review the evidence-base for diabetes care and decision making in inter-professional practice
  5. Critically analyse government strategies for diabetes and examine their benefits for practice within an inter-professional context.
  6. Critically evaluate the physical, psycho-social and cultural impact of diabetes on the client and family.

The 30 credits gained from this module can also be used towards a ‘Top Up’ Degree by enrolling on the BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice. In order to complete this degree you can automatically transfer these credits on enrolment within a two year period, otherwise application through the CATs Committee will apply.

Knowledge and skills framework (KSF)

This module will address elements of the following KSF’s dimensions:

Communication; Personal and people development; Heath safety and security; Service improvement; Quality, Equality and diversity; Health & well being (1 – 8)

Teaching and learning

A range of teaching and learning methods will be employed to take account of the different styles of learning represented within the student group and to address both the theoretical and practical components of the course. You will be encouraged to use the virtual learning environment (BlackBoard) to aid further discussion and sharing of ideas during the inter-block period and group support.

Entry requirements

We’ll be looking for a minimum of six months’ post-registration experience within the speciality.

  • For Level 6 study, 120 credits at Level 5 or the equivalent are required.

How to make an application

Please contact the Enquiries Team on 01494 603 171 or email

We hope to have a fully on-line application system shortly, but in the meantime, to apply for a course, please download and print these forms, completing them fully and posting back to the address below.

Student Recruitment Officer
Bucks New University
106 Oxford Road

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Alternatively, if you call us on 01494 603 171 or email we can post you a hard copy application pack.

Students funded by the NHS or other employer

If the cost of your course is being funded by your employer, please contact your education lead or manager for guidance as to how they would prefer you to make an application.

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